Journaling 2015: The Journey So Far …

Prompt: In 3 sentences, describe the impact of a momentous decision or event in your life and your current feelings about it.

Disclaimer: 3 sentences don’t seem to be enough to describe my moving to the US without my immediate family and how I feel about my life 15 years post move.  It was tough to go through, difficult in some ways to process (that’s why it took me so long to write) but here it goes:

  1. I left home with so many plans, goals, and dreams; life hasn’t turned out to be what I thought it would be here …. so far …
  2. 15 years later, on my move anniversary (2/27) I didn’t expect to be dealing with health issues, unemployment, some feelings of failure and displeasure at particular aspects of my current living situation; makes me question why am I here.
  3. But since one is never too old for dreams or goals, with every day being a chance for new beginnings, with God’s mercies being renewed daily … each day that I live, I’ll get up and continue to work towards some of the old dreams and a few new ones.

Here’s to the next 15 … better beyond all I can ask for or think of.

Nothing Lasts Forever …

Right now, we’re experiencing temps close to zero, with the wind chill it is zero and below.  High today is 18.  Goodness gracious, what a start to winter!!!

This morning at 7:12 am —

Five hours later:

IMG_4195The temps are brutal!  News is warning people who are outside to bundle up and not risk hypothermia or frostbite.  That’s how brutal the temps are.

This morning it looked like the sun would not be out today, but it’s back and we’re supposed to warm up by tomorrow.  I guess like everything in life — the chill of winter is temporary … like everything else, it doesn’t last forever. 

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”

[Meditations Divine and Moral]”
Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet